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Outbreak of flu at Nazareth House to be investigated

first_imgNews Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ WhatsApp It was confirmed that a strain of flu was responsible for the deaths of six residents at Nazareth House in Fahan. Samples sent to the National Virus Reference Lab have tested positive for “Influenza A”.Three men and three women aged between 85 and 98 – have died at the home since March 22nd, while 11 other people have been showing symptoms.Patients have been placed in isolation – and visitor restrictions are in place.Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh met last night with Health Minister Dr James Reilly and senior HSE officials.He says the cause of the outbreak will now be investigated……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/jo830.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Outbreak of flu at Nazareth House to be investigatedcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articlePolitical donations from Donegals TD’s, Senators and MEPs disclosedNext articleFour of residents who died at nursing home had been vaccinated against the flu News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 4, 2012 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

DSLC workshops address intersectionality, diversity

first_imgThe ninth annual Diverse Students’ Leadership Conference (DSLC), “Rethinking Leadership and Diversity,” took place on the Saint Mary’s campus Tuesday and Wednesday. The 16 workshops spread out over two days made it the largest event of the year hosted by the Student Diversity Board (SDB) and the largest student-led conference at Saint Mary’s.“After months of planning, our hard work is finally on display, and our hope is that [students] find everything to be insightful, challenging but most of all enjoyable,” senior Lucy Macfarlane, DSLC chair and SDB vice president, said at the beginning of the conference. “We hope [students] are inspired to make change where [they] see change is necessary ⎯ even if that’s within [themselves].”The two keynote speakers, activists Faisal Alam and Kevin Powell, were chosen to help students realize their own potential as leaders and rethink their previous understanding of what diversity means, Macfarlane said.“I think the keynotes actually had a lot in common,” she said. “[The speakers’] breadth and variety of life experiences demonstrated to them the necessity of self-actualization. When you know yourself and accept all facets of your identity you are more capable of accepting and including others in positive change.“Leadership is not categorized into one thing ⎯ like a man in a dark suit ⎯ but rather the creation of a safe space that allows others to voice their opinions and experiences. Diversity encompasses us all and must be a positive force for good.”Alam and Powell, the opening and closing lecturers, respectively, emulated this by sharing the stories that led them to the forefront of intersectional activism.“When people ask me where I’m from, I have to ask, ‘Well how far do you want to go back?’ The partition in Pakistan, to my birth in Germany…” Alam said.Alam founded Al-Fatiha, an organization that supports Muslims struggling to reconcile their faith, sexual orientation or gender identity. The queer-identified Muslim activist of Pakistani descent referred to himself as an “accidental activist,” as his experience grew out of inconsistent religious and societal expectations.“Today, there are second and even third generation Muslims born in the United States,” Alam said. “I am a one-point-five generation immigrant. What that meant for me was that I was straddling two different cultures: my Pakistani culture and Muslim faith, as well as my American identity.”Living in the context of the convergence of diametrically-opposed norms from the American public and from the traditions practiced in the privacy of a Muslim home comes more easily to Alam now than it did in the past, he said.“If I am an American Muslim teenage girl, I may want to go to the Britney Spears concert in Indianapolis, or in Chicago, on Friday night, and I will wear my headscarf because I am adherent to my faith and there is no conflict between the two in my mind,” Alam said. “Whereas in generations past, or even immigrant parents sometimes, American culture is often viewed as a threat to their own identity so there’s a stronger inclination to latch onto it.”Alam said modern-minded Muslim immigrants and children of Muslim immigrants aspire to enact progress rather than reform in the Islamic faith.“Progressive Muslims want a revival, a progressive form of Islam that is rooted in social justice and equality,” he said.This move towards equality is evident in the increased amount not only of tolerance but also of active incorporation, Alam said.“Just in the past five years there are communities that are growing and places of worship that are not only inclusive to the LGBT people but are also not gender segregated, particularly in times of prayer when generally women and men are separated,” he said.Women in the mosque are usually found praying behind men or on a balcony, Alam said. He said this segregation is nonexistent in these new progressive communities.“Men and women are praying side by side,” Alam said. “Women are allowed to lead prayer, which is a notion many people view to be outside the fold of Islam.”As this movement gains momentum in smaller communities, activism is occurring in the public sphere as well, Alam said. He said Keith Ellison is the first Muslim representative elected to Congress and one of two Muslims in the United States House of Representatives who recently announced their support of LGBT community.“There is diversity in the Muslim world,” Alam said. “There is a reality and a side of Islam that people haven’t seen before. American Islam is a unique blend of the Muslim faith and the American identity as well.”  Caroline Genco | The Observer The keynote speakers also spoke about the degrees to which minorities belonging to multiple distinct demographics face marginalization.“When we talk about diversity and leadership, there is not only so much history that needs to be looked at as how those notions of diversity were first defined in the United States, but also what different leadership looks like,” Alam said. “On top of that, if you add different layers of marginalization, what works within certain communities and what will not work within other communities.”Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff discussed various other layers of social complexity throughout the DSLC. Marc Belanger, associate professor of political science, spoke about immigration and globalization. Graci Martsching, assistant director of Student Involvement and Multicultural Services, promoted inclusive leadership in her lecture.Other professors discussed diversity within the workforce and economy, specifically with regard to disabilities. Adrienne Lyles-Chockley, the head of the justice education program at Saint Mary’s, spoke about the intersection of race, gender, poverty and imprisonment, while both students and professors explored the true meaning of masculinity and tried to debunk immigration stereotypes.“My favorite part of the week was grabbing lunch with Kevin Powell, the closing keynote, at Whole Foods,” Macfarlane said. “He’s vegan and we just spent time in the hot-food line soaking in our conversation and the expectation of delicious vegan pizza. His emphatically encouraging demeanor and humility is profound, and I am lucky to have spent time with him.”Macfarlane said the DSLC event exceeded her board’s attendance goals for both keynotes and all the workshops.“It was the best it has been in recent years, with over 200 people registered,” she said. “The best takeaway I can have from this conference is that every person who came to me only had feelings of empowerment and knowledge was gained.“I wanted the conference participants to look within themselves and discover their own potential as leaders and advocates for inclusive change. I think we accomplished that this year.”Tags: Diversity, DSLC, Islam, saint mary’s, sexuality, SMClast_img read more

Southampton Car Chase Suspect Nabbed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Southampton Town Police have apprehended a suspect wanted for fleeing officers who tried to stop him for driving a stolen vehicle last week, authorities said.Carlos Garcia was arrested Monday and charged with grand larceny.Police said the 21-year-old man fled Stony Brook University police who spotted him driving a stolen car near the Southampton campus Thursday.Garcia fled on foot after he jumped out of the moving vehicle, causing it to crash, police said.He was also charged with burglary of a cell phone from an AT&T store Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays last August, police said.He will be arraigned Tuesday at Southampton Town Justice Court.last_img

Eoin Morgan & Boys Plan Surprise For English And Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Backroom Staff

first_imgLondon: The English team thrashed Australia on Thursday to book themselves a place in the final of the 2019 World Cup at the Lord’s. But it all started four years back when England exited the 2015 World Cup and the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided to give the team’s white-ball performance a look. And skipper Eoin Morgan and boys have a special gift ready for the backend staff who have worked tirelessly at the ECB office over the past four years to help the players and team to realise their goals.“Before the Pakistan series, myself and the head coach went into the ECB offices and did a livestream Q&A with an internal one with all the ECB staff, either watching online or in the room in one of the Lord’s stands. It was an opportunity for us to launch our marketing campaign and to answer questions but also, you know, unite us a little bit.“50-over cricket has always taken a back-seat to T20 cricket and Test match cricket, so involving everybody, making sure they appreciate the work that they do behind-the-scenes is extremely important for us because — particularly the social media stuff and all the online stuff, the guys love it, particularly the young guys.“So we launched the ‘Express Yourself’ campaign that day and it went well. They gave us the big cardboard cut-out. We signed it, absolutely everybody signed it, and basically said thank you and the messages and sent a picture and that will be going back to the ECB offices at the end of the tournament,” Morgan revealed.England thrashed Australia by eight wickets to storm into their first final since 1992. They will now take on New Zealand on Sunday and in fact, Australia pacer Pat Cummins has backed them to beat the Kiwis. Asked who he thinks between the two teams will be standing at the historic Lord’s balcony on July 14, Cummins said: “I think England.” IANSAlso Read: We Are Back To Being The Team We Were: Eoin Morganlast_img read more

AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Anthony agreed to waive his no-trade clause to complete the deal, which was first reported by The Vertical.Phil Jackson spent the latter part of his time in New York making it clear he wanted to move Anthony. But a deal was difficult because the 33-year-old forward has two years and about $54 million left on his contract, along with the ability to decline any trade.He had long maintained that he wanted to stay in New York, but the constant losing and a chance to play with a talented lineup convinced him it was finally time to go.After making the postseason each of his first 10 seasons, he has been on the sidelines the last four years and said at the end of last season his priority was a chance to win. He wouldn’t have that in New York, where the Knicks are emphasizing youth and have little proven talent with which to surround Anthony.But he is close with Westbrook and George and should fit in nicely. He can possibly settle into the spot-up shooter role he’s played in the Olympics, where he’s won a record three gold medals and is the career scoring leader for the U.S. men.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight In this April 4, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (7) checks in as coach Jeff Hornacek, left, watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New York. An AP source said agreed on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, to trade Anthony to the Oklahoma Thunder.  APNEW YORK, United States — Carmelo Anthony won’t be at Knicks training camp after all. He’ll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the player they’d been trying to deal since last season.ADVERTISEMENT The trade ends an unfulfilling 6 1/2-year run in New York for Anthony, where he could never shake his reputation of an elite scorer who can’t carry a team to a ring. The Knicks made the playoffs his first three seasons and reached the second round in 2013, when Anthony led the league with 28.7 points per game. But after that they never seriously proved they could do anything consistently beyond make headlines.And Anthony was right in the middle of that, with constant trade speculation after Jackson’s criticism of Anthony’s game. Jackson and the Knicks parted ways in June and though the Knicks kept looking, team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry told Anthony they wouldn’t accept a trade that would hinder their plans to rebuild through youth.It didn’t help that Anthony had told the Knicks he would accept trades only to Houston and Cleveland, but a deal was finally found when he agreed to add Oklahoma City to his list of destinations.Anthony moved into the top 25 on the NBA’s career scoring list last season, and maybe the Thunder can help him reach elusive team success.Jackson noted that the Knicks hadn’t been able to win with Anthony, though one division title and three playoff berths give Anthony the best resume of anyone who played for the team in the 21st century.He had higher aspirations when he began pushing Denver to trade him to New York in 2010. But the Knicks gave up much of their young talent and future assets to get him, hindering their ability to fortify the team around their leading scorer in recent years.Anthony averaged 22.4 points last season and made his 10th All-Star Game, though that was the second straight season he finished well off his career average of 24.8 per game.Kanter, a 6-foot-11 center from Turkey who was the third pick of the 2011 draft, has averaged 11.3 points for Utah and the Thunder. He posted a video thanking the Oklahoma City community and imploring the Thunder to beat Golden State.“It’s a new adventure for me. New York, so please pray for me,” he said.McDermott has averaged 8.0 points and will be playing for his third team since being selected with the No. 11 pick in 2014. /cbb LATEST STORIES Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City New York will get Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.The Knicks had said just a day earlier that they expected Anthony to be there when they reported for camp Monday. But it was clear they didn’t want him anymore and he no longer wanted to be in New York, where he arrived with so much hype that was never fulfilled in February 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe rarely had a championship core around him in New York but jumps right into one in Oklahoma City along with Westbrook, the NBA MVP, and fellow All-Star George, who was acquired from Indiana this summer.Anthony will see his old teammates soon: The Knicks open the regular season at Oklahoma City on Oct. 19. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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FIFA World Cup: Argentina, Nigeria clash for pre-quaterfinals berth

first_imgArgentina and Nigeria will clash on Wednesday to seal the two berths from group F that will advance to the pre-quaterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.Argentina will look for a draw that will help them to top the group. The same result will also help Nigeria to secure second position ahead of other teams in the group.For Argentina, striker Lionel Messi’s stellar performance against Iran is a good news. It was for his goal that it was able to defeat Iran. Iran almost ended the game in a goalless draw. Messi scored at the last moment to clinch a 1-0 win for his team.For Nigeria, a win will propel them to number one spot in the group. They will be hoping to play like Iran. A win or draw will ensure their presence in the last 16 stage of the tournament.last_img

9 months agoMan City edge ahead of Chelsea for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba – this week

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City edge ahead of Chelsea for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba – this weekby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHighly-rated Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba is on the brink of signing for Manchester City.Sport says City could sign Ilaix after Saturday, when the exciting prospect turns 16.Moriba is considered one of the most promising talents to come out of the famous La Masia academy for years, and Barcelona have offered him a contract higher than what they normally offer players of his age.But the report says that deal is still not close to what City can offer, with Juventus and Chelsea also trying to secure his services.City reportedly feel they are in pole position to sign the midfielder. last_img read more

a month agoKevin McCabe release statement after Sheffield Utd ruling

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin McCabe release statement after Sheffield Utd rulingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe legal team for Kevin McCabe have released a statement after a High Court ruling paved the way for HRH Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to become sole-owner of Sheffield United.McCabe has been ordered to sell his shareholding in the Premier League club’s parent company to the Saudi royal.In a statement, issued by public relations firm Tavistock Communications, a spokesperson said: “It will not surprise readers of the judgment to learn that the McCabes do not agree with every aspect of the judge’s decision.”However they are nevertheless grateful to the judge for the time and care he has taken over the judgment and they wish to make clear that in disagreeing with some of the conclusions they mean no disrespect to the judge.”Serious consideration is now being given, with the advisors to Sheffield United Limited, to an appeal against the judgment.” last_img read more